Simulation of fire service response time and reliability

Simo Hostikka, Terhi Kling

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    Abstract

    The performance of crisis management organisations, such as the fire services, has traditionally been evaluated based on statistics or large-scale exercises. However, numerical simulations can be used to expand our understanding and to quantify the sufficiency of existing or planned resources. The simulations can reveal the impact of various organisational factors and procedures on response times, helping answer the core question: "How fast can resources be deployed - on average, and in the worst case?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages40-41
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights
    Number10
    ISSN2242-1173

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    Hostikka, S., & Kling, T. (2013). Simulation of fire service response time and reliability. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 40-41). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf